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'''Heywood''' "'''Woody'''" '''Allen'''[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/16217/Woody-Allen Woody Allen] at ''Encyclopædia Britannica''. (born '''Allan Stewart Konigsberg''', December 1, 1935) is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright and musician, whose career spans more than six decades. He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes and scripts for television and publishing several books of short humor pieces. In the early 1960s, Allen began performing as a stand-up comedian, emphasizing monologues rather than traditional jokes. As a comedian, he developed the persona of an insecure, intellectual, fretful wikt:nebbish|nebbish, which he maintains is quite different from his real-life personality.Gross, Terry (2009–12)....
Birth nameAllan Stewart Konigsberg
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Birth placeThe Bronx, New York (state)|New York, U.S.
Other namesHeywood Allen
OccupationActor, comedian, filmmaker, playwright, musician
Years active1950–present
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Parents| relatives = Letty Aronson {{small|(sister)}}
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